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Blackpool 2-0 Southend United

Jacob Blyth
Jacob Blyth's goal was only his second of the season for Blackpool

Blackpool made it four games unbeaten and took another step towards safety by beating play-off-chasing Southend.

Jamar Loza missed a chance to put the Shrimpers ahead when he hit the post from two yards before visiting keeper Daniel Bentley denied Brad Potts.

Blackpool went in front after the break when David Norris' shot fell to Mark Cullen and he headed in from six yards.

The hosts sealed it when Cullen's cut-back was slotted in by Jacob Blyth, as he grabbed his first goal for the club.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 1Doyle
  • 2White
  • 5Robertson
  • 15Aldred
  • 24Higham
  • 17Philliskirk
  • 8PottsSubstituted forSmithat 70'minutes
  • 19Norris
  • 4McAlister
  • 27Blyth
  • 9CullenSubstituted forAimsonat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ferguson
  • 10Redshaw
  • 20Paterson
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 22Smith
  • 23Letheren
  • 25Aimson

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 7Worrall
  • 5Thompson
  • 26Barrett
  • 3Coker
  • 10Payne
  • 12Atkinson
  • 22DeeganSubstituted forLeonardat 68'minutes
  • 17McLaughlinSubstituted forMcQueenat 64'minutes
  • 19BarnettBooked at 90mins
  • 23LozaSubstituted forWestonat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 11Weston
  • 13Smith
  • 14Hurst
  • 18Leonard
  • 20McQueen
  • 43Malarczyk
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
6,979

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 2, Southend United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 2, Southend United 0.

Attempt saved. Jack Payne (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by David Norris (Blackpool).

Will Atkinson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Tyrone Barnett (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Danny Philliskirk (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Sam McQueen (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Adam Barrett (Southend United) with an attempt from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Will Aimson replaces Mark Cullen.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 2, Southend United 0. Jacob Blyth (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mark Cullen with a cross.

Attempt missed. David Worrall (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jim McAlister.

Attempt saved. Tyrone Barnett (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

Attempt blocked. Jacob Blyth (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Clark Robertson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Liam Smith replaces Brad Potts.

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Southend United) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Ryan Leonard replaces Gary Deegan.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

Foul by Jim McAlister (Blackpool).

Adam Barrett (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Sam McQueen replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Myles Weston replaces Jamar Loza.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

Attempt blocked. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

David Norris (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Mark Cullen (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 1, Southend United 0. Mark Cullen (Blackpool) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Norris.

Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Hayden White.

Foul by Jacob Blyth (Blackpool).

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Blackpool 0, Southend United 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan402114570363477
2Burton402371051341776
3Walsall381911857401768
4Gillingham3919101065442167
5Bradford401910114638867
6Millwall401991260441666
7Barnsley391951560481262
8Sheff Utd401610145853558
9Rochdale401610145752558
10Southend401610145352158
11Coventry4015121359441557
12Scunthorpe401511144944556
13Port Vale411511154751-456
14Peterborough39166176861754
15Swindon39149165764-751
16Bury401312154963-1451
17Chesterfield40137205262-1046
18Shrewsbury391210174862-1446
19Blackpool41129203950-1145
20Fleetwood391012174449-542
21Oldham38817133750-1341
22Doncaster40911204158-1738
23Colchester40811215187-3635
24Crewe40612224072-3230
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